How to Replace Doorbell Batteries

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Things You'll Need

  • Replacement batteries (Consult your doorbell's manual on what type of batteries are needed.)

  • Screwdriver or drill


Set aside any screws or other parts in one place for convenient retrieval.

You might also want to use a magnetic screwdriver or drill bit to help with the screws.

If the batteries for the doorbell are not typical batteries, consider purchasing several batteries from the manufacturer so you are not caught without a proper battery.


Do not mix new batteries with old batteries, as this might damage the doorbell or be a fire hazard.

Many modern electronic doorbells are powered by batteries. It's because of this that they do not require any physical connection to a house's power grid. However, the batteries for a doorbell will eventually run out. It's important to take care of the problem by replacing the batteries before someone who you're expecting is at your door.


Step 1

Unscrew the doorbell using the screwdriver or drill if the doorbell is mounted.

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Step 2

Open the battery compartment of your doorbell.

Step 3

Remove the old batteries from the doorbell and replace them with the new batteries.

Step 4

Close the battery mount. Test the doorbell to make sure it works.

Step 5

Reattach the doorbell to where you removed it using the drill or screwdriver.



Jay Darrington

Jay Darrington has been a professional writer since 2006, specializing in technology. He has published on several online blogs, including iTech24, iPhoneland and Tech101. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication technology from California State University.